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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1216

Soils Data Related to the 1999 FROSTFIRE Burn

By K.L. Manies, J.W. Harden, and R. Ottmar

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This report describes the sample collection and processing for U.S. Geological Survey efforts at FROSTFIRE, an experimental burn that occurred in Alaska in 1999. Data regarding carbon, water, and energy dynamics pre-fire, during, and post-fire were obtained in this landscape-scale prescribed burn. U.S. Geological Survey investigators measured changes in the stocks of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), mercury (Hg), and other components in pre- and post-burn soils of this watershed.

  • Report PDF (0.3 MB)
  • Data tables folder. This folder contains the data workbooks in several file formats. It also contains an explanitory text as a PDF (0.5 MB total)
  • This report is available only on the Web.

For additional information:
Contact Information, USGS Soil Carbon Research at Menlo Park
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 962
Menlo Park, California 94025

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Suggested citation:

Manies, K.L., Harden, J.W., and Ottmar, R., 2011, Soils Data Related to the 1999 FROSTFIRE Burn: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1216, 8 p. and data tables, available at




Site Descriptions

Sample Collection & Processing

Laboratory Methods

Sample Nomenclature

Dataset Descriptions


References Cited

three data workbooks

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